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Study at Centenary College of Louisiana

The campus of Centenary is in Shreveport, LA, which is a medium-sized city. Its United Methodist nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Centenary is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Centenary has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in music, science, drama and performing arts, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

Centenary Selectivity

Admission at Centenary is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 470. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 490 and 620.

Centenary maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Centenary had 938 students enrolled (878 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at the school. Centenary has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Centenary values student athletics, and belongs to the Mid-Continent Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Centenary is a selective liberal arts college offering undergraduate programs and a limited number of graduate programs in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, which strengthen the foundation for students' personal lives and career goals. Students and faculty work together to build a community focused on ethical and intellectual development, respect and concern for human and spiritual values, and the joy of creativity and discovery. Consistent with its affiliation with the United Methodist Church, the College encourages a lifelong dedication not only to learning but also to serving others. It strives to overcome ignorance and intolerance; to examine ideas critically; to provide an understanding of the forces that have influenced the past, drive the present, and shape the future; and to cultivate integrity, intellectual and moral courage, responsibility, fairness, and compassion. In pursuit of these ideals, the College challenges its students throughout their education to write and speak clearly; to read, listen, and think critically; to comprehend, interpret, and synthesize ideas; to analyze information qualitatively and quantitatively; to appreciate the diversity of human cultures; to respect the value of artistic expression; and to recognize the importance of a healthy mind and body and the interdependence of people and the environment. Academic and co-curricular programs, as well as the example of those who teach and work at Centenary, support students in their development and encourage them to become leaders in the work place, the community, the nation, and the world at large. "

Centenary Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Science44biology, biochemistry, biophysics, physics, geology, chemistry
Business and Management37business management, accounting, finance, managerial economics
Education and Teaching32educational administration, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, music teaching, educational supervision, physical education teaching
Liberal Arts29English, political science, sociology, interdisciplinary studies, history, French language, Spanish language, liberal arts and sciences, . . .
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy14exercise science
Therapy and Counselling11psychology
Music10music, music performance, voice, music theory and composition
Media9media studies, communication and journalism
Drama and Performing Arts7drama, dance
Fine Arts3fine arts
Religion and Philosophy3religion, philosophy, religious music
Contact: CentenaryCentenary College of Louisiana

2911 Centenary Boulevard

Shreveport, LA 71134-1188

General Phone: (318) 869-5011


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